ASAP Rocky Album Release Party
Meet ASAP Rocky @RealASAP_ROCKY, one of hip-hop’s brightest new stars in the game right now. Ever since the release of his “Live, Love, ASAP” mixtape, he has been bubbling up in the underground hip-hop world.From the front row of the Dior Spring 2013 show in Paris to the pages of GQ magazine @GQMagazine, this fashion-forward Harlem MC has been taking over the industry and has no plans on stopping. Long Live ASAP the highly anticipated debut album was finally set to release, and with our invite-only pass in hand YCMC made it’s way to The Hole @TheHoleNYC, a trendy art gallery space in Noho, a perfect setting for this event, considering Rocky’s love of art and fashion. The canvas was staged and everyone was ready to celebrate. There was a great energy in the air. The DJ was warming up the crowd playing all of ASAP Mob’s music and finally the moment everyone was waiting for had arrived. ASAP Rocky and ASAP Mob @ASAPMOB rolling deep mobbed their way thru the crowd greeted by friends and a host of celebrities that came out to show support. Even A-Trak @atrak was in the building to celebrate with ASAP Rocky. Although ASAP Rocky did not perform, he did support his fellow crew member ASAP Ferg @ASAPferg and rapped alongside him. By the end of the night ASAP Rocky was all smiles as he and ASAP Ills looked outside the window taking in the moment, like they were reflecting on their long journey they took to get to this point... "Long Live ASAP."
Castro II : Mikkey Halsted x Don Cannon
We recently caught up with super producer @DonCannon. If you don’t know, you need to get your Google on. Cannon is responsible for producing major hip-hop anthems for artists like Outkast, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and hosts of others. We got a chance to hangout in the studio, as Cannon listened to tracks for his new artist @mikkeyhalsted. The beats sounded so epic, you could easily score a blockbuster movie with the joints we were blessed to hear. After we finished listening to some tracks we went to the lounge to play some video games. Cannon was playing Mikkey in 2k13, there was a lot of trash talking going on-- you would think these two didn’t even like each other. I didn’t realize how serious they were until I saw the chart on the door with the tournament breakdown. I think Cannon won but I don’t remember, it was time to get back to work on Mikkey's second mixtape which is called Castro II. The first Castro was a huge success. The tape was so good that Complex magazine was the official sponsor on this first project. Witnessing Cannon and Mikkey work together was a great experience. When you hear what we got a chance to listen to you are definitely going to be surprised. Shouts out to Mikkey Halsted and Don Cannon for the invite. Be on the lookout for Mikkey, he’s up next!